Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia

Bishop, Military Family Caucus to Unveil Blue Star Families’ Suicide Prevention PSA’s

May 24, 2011
Press Release

Rep. Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA) will join fellow co-chairs of the Senate and Congressional Military Family Caucus to unveil a crisis and suicide prevention PSA campaign for military families, veterans and service members.  The event will take place on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 at 12:00 PM in the CVC Auditorium.

Rep. Bishop, the Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies, will be joined by Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers (R-WA), Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Senator Richard Burr (R-NC) to unveil the PSAs. 

Blue Star Families and The Creative Coalition, in partnership with the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS) and Health Net, Inc came together to create the PSAs. The new public service announcements are directed by actor Tim Daly and feature celebrities reminding service members and their families that they are not alone, and that help is available. For more information and to watch the PSAs, visit www.bluestarfam.org/preventsuicide.

WHAT:          Congressional Military Family Caucus/ Blue Star Families Suicide Prevention PSA Rollout

WHO:             Rep. Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (D-GA)
                      Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rodgers (R-WA)
                      Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA)
                      Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC)
                      Noeleen Tillman, Blue Star Families
                      Mark Sobel, The Creative Coalition

WHERE:         CVC Auditorium
                      The Capitol
                      Washington, DC 20515

WHEN:           Wednesday, May 25, 2011, 12:00 – 1:00 PM.

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